North Carolina’s Hunter Safety Education Program
Formal hunter education efforts began in the late 1940s and later expanded nationwide until it is now required almost everywhere, including North Carolina. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.
By completing and passing this North Carolina-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the educational requirement for North Carolina.
Pay Only When You Pass
two exam attempts
Get Safe. Get Certified. It’s the Law!
Who Needs the Certificate?
No person, regardless of age, may procure a hunting license in North Carolina without first producing a Certificate of Competency showing completion of a hunter safety course or a hunting license issued prior to July 1, 1991, or a signed statement (shown on the license) that he or she had such a license.
Good in Other States
All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept North Carolina Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, North Carolina will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Why Hunter Education?
Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.
Minimum Age There are no minimum age requirements to take the North Carolina Hunter’s Ed Course.
For More Information
For additional information on hunter education in North Carolina contact:
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1751 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606